Howdy all -
Ok - picked up the HD500X a few days back, due to some heavy gigging I'm only just now getting a chance to really sit down with it and decide if it's right for me. (Hell no, I didn't take new, unmastered tech to a gig. I may be slow - but I ain't stupid...) Been scanning these boards in my few minutes of off time - lotsa good insights here, thanks to everyone who contributes!
So - I'm coming to the HD from (most of the time, I've got way too much stuff) a GNX3. One of the things I like about the GNX was the ability to have 2 separate amps set up in a patch, and just hit a switch to change between them. Generally I had a Tube Screamer in front, so I'd have A) clean amp, clean w/Screamer (slightly crunchy), C) dirty amp (crunchier) and D) dirty amp w/Screamer (chaos...)
On the HD I set up a similar path - dual amp, one clean and one dirty. Figured out how to assign both amps to the same footswitch, so I'm effectively "switching" between them (another question later about getting the switch LEDs "polartiy" to be where I want it). Started testing and something kept bothering me, finally realized that when I "turn off" one of the amps, a clean-but-unprocessed signal is still coming down that side of the dual path. i.e. - I'd have the dirty amp humming along, but I'm still hearing a clean component from the "turned off" side.
So - is there any way to truly MUTE the unused path in a dual amp setup? FWIW for the moment I'm (unfortunately) going to be running in mono, if that makes any difference. Oh - and certainly I COULD set up two different programs, but I'm trying to avoid that. Establishing this configuration in a single patch is the starting point for all of my patches regardless of the device in question - having these options in a single patch is where it all begins for me.....
Like I said, I've got a window where I can return the unit if I decide it's just not right for me. No questions about the unit per se - I like Line6 stuff - but if it's architecture can't meet my needs...
Any insights appreciated!!